Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

Kortright and Johnson-Walsh FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION PUBLISHED IN LAW REVIEW

October 2020 — In this post published on the University of Michigan Law's Journal of Law and Mobility blog, Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh and Emily Kortright ‘21 explore the transportation challenges faced by foster children and the ways in which new and emerging forms of transportation may impact those challenges. Full story

Tonya M. Evans GLOBAL LEADERS SERIES WITH PROFESSOR TONYA EVANS

October 2020 — Visiting Professor of Law Tonya Evans shared her knowledge of blockchain in both higher education and the legal and regulatory spheres with Global Blockchain Business Council COO Mercina Tillemann during a recent episode of GBBO and Global Digital Finance’s Global Leaders Town Hall Series. Watch the full episode

Raff Donelson PROFESSOR DONELSON RECENTLY SPOKE AT SLU LAW ABOUT FOURTH AMENDMENT SEARCHES

October 2020 — Professor Raff Donelson gave a presentation on a panel at the Childress Symposium at Saint Louis University Law School. His presentation was entitled, “Katz Should Only Have One Step.” Full story

Medha Makhlouf ADDRESSING RACISM THROUGH MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIPS

September 2020 — Founding Director of Dickinson Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic and Assistant Professor Medha Makhlouf shared her early ideas about how Critical Race Theory can help to inform the operation of Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic’s seeking to address racism as a social determinant of health in her first blog post, "Addressing Racism through Medical-Legal Partnerships," which was recently published in a digital symposium called “Understanding the Role of Race and Health” hosted by Harvard Law's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Learn more

Danielle M. Conway LAW DEANS ANTIRACIST CLEARINGHOUSE PROJECT

September 2020 — Following the launch of the Association of American Law Schools Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project, Dean Danielle Conway and Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig talk with Law.com legal education editor Karen Sloan about the initiative, the change they want to see in the legal academy, and the work ahead on this Legal Speak podcast. Full story

Victor Stabile '82 PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE’S BUSINESS ENTITIES STUDENTS LEARN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE VICTOR P. STABILE ‘82

September 2020 — When learning about Pennsylvania’s agency law, Professor Prince’s Business Entities students study the case Wisler v Manor Care of Lancaster PA, LLC. Full story

Race and Policing Panel PROFESSOR DONELSON RECENTLY SPOKE AT DICKINSON COLLEGE ABOUT RACE AND POLICING

September 2020 — Professor Raff Donelson participated in a session of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, an ongoing panel discussion series, hosted by Dickinson College. This month’s conversation focused on race and policing. The panel discussion, livestreamed on YouTube, is available at this link. Full story

William Butler PROFESSOR BUTLER HONORED BY GOLD MEDAL, VASYLENKO PRIZE, AND SEVERAL FESTSCHRIFTS

September 2020 — During the past academic year, there were a number of events that recognized Professor William Butler’s significant contributions to international and comparative law. Full story

American Journal of Law & Medicine PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF’S ARTICLE ON DNA SURVEILLANCE OF IMMIGRANTS FEATURED IN HEALTHLAWPROF BLOG

September 2020 — Professor Makhlouf’s article, The Ethics of DNA Testing at the Border, was recently published in the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the country’s leading health law journal, and featured in HealthLawProf Blog. The articles provides an overview of how DNA testing has been used in the U.S. immigration context and traces the expansion of DNA surveillance over the past two years. Full story

Raff Donelson PROFESSOR DONELSON INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN APRIL 2021 APA CONFERENCE ON POLICE SEARCHES

August 2020 — Professor Raff Donelson was invited to speak at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Meeting in April 2021. Donelson’s participation is part of a special symposium dedicated to the issue of Policing and Police. Donelson’s presentation will be “Privacy When You Least Expect It: On Police Searches and Expectations of Privacy.” Full story